This Week in Racing History
Ron Fry drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Dyrham Park Hillclimb at Bristol, England (1964).
Lee Kunzman, John Martin, Roger McCluskey, Dick Simon, and George Snyder test new pavement at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a 10-lap "race" during the Governors Conference. Indiana Governor Otis Bowen declared the race a tie (1976).
Bill Randall is killed in a race at Lime Rock, Connecticut, USA (1963).
Emerson Fittipaldi gets his first win in a CART Indycar in the Michigan 500 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, USA (1985).
Alberto Ascari drives a Ferrari 375 to victory in the German Grand Prix on the Nurburgring (1951).
Phil Hill, in his last race as a professional driver, and Mike Spence drive the Chaparral 2F to victory in the BOAC 500 sports car race at Brands Hatch, England (1967).
Rally driver Mikko Hirvonen born (1980).